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Published On: April 22, 2019 05:13 PM NPT By: Republica

Lyrical poems at April’s Paleti

Lyrical poems at April’s Paleti

Photo Courtesy: Nepa-laya

To those who have been familiar with Paleti’s regular musical series, this April will bring a different flavor. This Spring- Paleti will explore Nepali Chhanda Kavita, a special genre of lyrical and metric Nepali poem, known for its melody and elegance. Paleti will present this treasure trove with its audiences according to a press statement released by Nepa-laya.

Of many unexplored goldmines of melodies in Nepal, Chhanda poems are easily one of the most potent fields. Paleti’s driving force has always been its passion to archive and preserve the authentic melodies of Nepal. Chhanda Retrospective will celebrate selected works of some of the pioneers in the field including Somnath Sigdhyal, Lekhnath Poudel, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Madhav Prasad Ghimire to name a few.

Chanda Paleti will be organized at Paleti’s regular venue, Nepa-laya’s ‘r’ sala at Kalikasthan on April from 26 to 28. Ticket booking can be done through Paleti’s social media pages and through Nepa-laya. Online booking and purchase can also be made as per the press statement.

The press statement added that the idea of organizing a Chhanda special Paleti started with the Paleti team discovering a series of Chhanda recitation on social media by Bhushita Vasistha. Bhushita is a writer by profession. The press statement quoting Bhushita stated, “Chhanda Kavita is Metric poem. Just like there are iambic, dactyl meters in English, there are different meters in Nepali that are based on both rhythm and stress. There are as many as hundreds of variations to these meters in Nepali Chhanda Poetry tradition”


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